Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stan Lee Gets Lifetime Achievement Award at 2012 Savannah Film Festival

Comic book legend Stan Lee accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th annual Savannah Film Festival, presented by SCAD.

SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comic book legend Stan Lee received a Lifetime Achievement Award Oct. 30 at the 15th annual Savannah Film Festival, presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, for his co-creation of iconic characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.

Upon accepting the award, Lee said, "First of all, I want to thank you for your taste, your judgment, your acumen in deciding to award this to me. I've heard so many acceptance speeches in my life, and I've made so many acceptance speeches, that I just made up my mind that I wasn't going to do the usual 'thank you very much, I don't deserve it but I'm very grateful.' I deserve it 100 percent."

Lee attended the festival for the screening of "The Amazing Spider-Man" Oct. 31 and followed by a Q-and-A session. As the CEO of POW! Entertainment, chairman emeritus of Marvel, and member of the editorial board of Marvel Comics, Lee's contributions to the comic book industry are preeminent. The Spider-Man syndicated newspaper strip appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide and remains the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips.

"I've never been here before and it's the greatest city, it's the most beautiful city. Everyone in Savannah that I've met seems to be interested in art, literature, creative things. It has been such a joy talking to the people here," said Lee. "Obviously, I have to close with one important message. You may have heard it before, but it doesn't matter, it has to be said, and I don't want you to hold it against me, but here we go, excelsior!"

The festival will also honor actors Matt Dillon ("Crash") and Diane Lane ("Unfaithful") with Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Awards; and actress Michelle Monaghan ("Gone Baby Gone") with a Spotlight Award. On opening night, Actor John Goodman ("Flight") received an Outstanding Achievement Award; screenwriter John Gatins ("Flight") received a Spotlight Award; and screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher ("Violet & Daisy") received a SCAD Cinevation Award, which is given for imagination, inspiration and innovation in cinema

The Savannah Film Festival is one of the largest entertainment events in the Southeast. The festival features more than 30 competition films, selected from more than 1,000 entries in the categories of feature, short, animation, documentary and student competition that are submitted from around the world. During the festival, professional workshops and lectures for the community and area high school and college students address topics such as acting, directing, producing, animation and filmmaking, among others. SCAD students are also given the opportunity to network with filmmakers, directors, studio executives, producers and others to gain further understanding of their chosen career.

In previous years, many of the evening screenings at the festival have garnered Academy Award nominations. The festival has U.S. premiered two Pedro Almodovar films as well as films by Robert Redford and Woody Allen. Special gala screenings, which were shown before their national release, include "127 Hours," "Amelie," "Babel," "Black Swan," "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire," "Sideways," "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Artist," "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "The Wrestler" and "Up in the Air."

Each year, distinguished honorees are presented awards for excellence in the entertainment industry. Past honored and special guests include Peter O'Toole, Michael Douglas, Oliver Stone, Jane Fonda, Sidney Lumet, Sir Ian McKellen, Isabella Rossellini, Lily Tomlin, Ellen Barkin, Liam Neeson, Vanessa Redgrave, Norman Jewison, James Marsden, Tommy Lee Jones, John Waters, James Franco, Alec Baldwin, Ray Liotta, Aaron Eckhart, Roger Ebert, Terrence Malick, Sydney Pollack, Malcolm McDowell and Milos Forman.

For more information, visit scad.edu/filmfest

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the 15th annual Savannah Film Festival



SOURCE Savannah College of Art and Design

CONTACT: Tarana Mayes, +1-912-525-5308, tmayes@scad.edu

Web Site: http://www.scad.edu








Miranda Kerr's Steamy Spread



Miranda is Esquire UK's "Sexiest Woman Alive


Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive 2012 for the UK version of the magazine, an honor that went to Mila Kunis in the US.








Guess How Much I Love You


Guess How Much I Love You.

~ Sam McBratney



" I love you right up to the moon - and back."
The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Heres' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon,
selling more than 18 million copies worldwide.
First published nearly 15years ago, this lovely new edition is one that children will ask for time and again.


Love is not an easy thing to measure. Will Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare find a way to describe how great their feelings are for each other? This charming miniature paperback edition of the bestselling Guess How Much I Love You comes with a matching envelope and an attractive bookplate with space for a personal message, and can be sent using a first-class postage stamp.








For Kids in Africa, A New Way To Learn


In the remote village of Adeiso, Ghana, when a bright child such as 14-year-old Emefa asks for something new to read, the answer is usually, “Maybe, in a few years, if the shipment arrives, there will be something.” This is typical of sub-Saharan Africa, where lack of access to books is one of the biggest limiting factors for a child’s future.

But because of new technology, this may be changing.
That’s the hope of Worldreader, a non-profit organization devoted to using Kindles to bring books—and the life-changing, power-creating ideas within them—to all in the developing world. “We are working in a part of the world where there are no books,” says Susan Moody of Worldreader. “With Kindles, you go from empty libraries and children unable to get their hands on reading material, to suddenly being able to carry a library around with them in their hand.”

Why Kindles? Susan explains: “The Kindle is a device that was made for you and me to use on the bus and at night in our beds, but it’s a device that actually meets the needs of the developing world very nicely. Kindles have become increasingly affordable, the battery-life can be as long as a month, and they are easily recharged using wind or solar energy. Since they use cell-phone networks to operate, which are already omnipresent even in the remotest parts of Africa, they don’t require new infrastructure in the schools. And the kids can read them outside, even in the brightest sunlight.”

“Best of all,” continues Susan, “one Kindle holds more than a thousand books, and new books can be downloaded in 60 seconds. That means printing costs disappear, and shipping gets reduced to nearly nothing. Suddenly it becomes feasible to imagine every child having access not only to books, but to a choice between thousands of books from all over the world.”

The situation at Adeiso Junior High, where Emefa is a student, was bleak. “They were one of the schools lucky enough to have a library, but the library had very few books, and 10 of them were The History of Utah,” says Susan. “While book drives are often meant with the best of intentions, often times the books that arrive aren't the ones that will inspire a child to read more.” Last year, when Worldreader brought Kindles to the kids at Adeiso, each one was loaded with hundreds of children’s stories and local Ghanaian folk tales, in English as well as Twi, the local language.

“The children could operate the Kindle within minutes. They are used to operating cell phones, so the gadgetry wasn’t foreign to them. Within minutes kids were downloading books and reading.”

When Emefa finished one book and asked for another, the answer was one she wasn’t expecting. “Sure! Just push this button…”

So with all their new choices, what are the kids reading? “We see that children love to read stories about things that are impacting them,” says Susan, “stories about how to care for a friend that has malaria, and other everyday problems in their lives. They are reading local books by local writers, while at the same time they are exploring ideas from around the world. They are reading Curious George, they are downloading samples from international newspapers, and they are even reading things like Jay Z’s autobiography.”

Mohamed Aminou, a teacher at Adeiso Junior High School, was one of the first to use the Kindle in his classroom. “From the very day that the children had this Kindle in their hand, you could see that they were motivated. They take it everywhere they go, and they are reading, and they have delight in what they are reading. The ability of children to read more, also to read ahead— that ability has increased. It has gone high!” Mohamed hopes that soon Kindles will arrive for all the children. “The school would be flooded with kids if that should happen.”

Africa

Worldreader has brought over 200,000 e-books to children in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda, and their new goal is to increase that number to a million. They are working with publishers and companies like Amazon, who donated the initial Kindles, delivered the e-books using Whispercast, and has recently increased its support with additional free Kindles and free cloud computing from Amazon Web Services.

See what the kids are reading.
Learn how Whispercast delivered e-books for Worldreader.










10 Books Every Child Should Own








31 Oct 2012 15:04 Africa/Lagos

Ten Books Every Child Should Own
Public Invited to Choose Which Iconic Children's Book Should Be Given to Kids in Need Through First Book

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book, a nonprofit that provides new, high-quality books to children from low-income families, is asking the public to choose which iconic children's title they will give away as their 100 millionth book in November.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101214/DC17316LOGO-b)

"In some of the lowest-income neighborhoods in the country there is only one book available for every 300 children, unlike more affluent neighborhoods where every child has a dozen or more books of their own," said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book. "This disparity is intolerable."

"We've chosen ten great books we think every child should own," Zimmer said. "Kids need books like these to turn them into strong readers and help them become success stories – in school and in life."

First Book works with a growing network of over 40,000 local schools and community programs across the United States and Canada, as well as the publishing industry, to provide free and low-cost books to children in need – almost 100 million brand-new books since its founding in 1992.

To choose the 100 millionth book, they've asked supporters and members of the public to vote online.

Voters can choose their favorite from ten well-known and beloved children's books.

The top ten books represent some of the all-time best-selling titles available on the First Book Marketplace, a website available exclusively to educators and program leaders that work with kids in need.

A Wrinkle in Time (Macmillan)
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (Simon & Schuster)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Abrams)
Eating the Alphabet (Houghton Mifflin)
Green Eggs and Ham (Random House)
Guess How Much I Love You (Candlewick Press)
Martin's Big Words (Disney Publishing Worldwide)
The Snowy Day (Puffin)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Hachette)
Where the Wild Things Are (HarperCollins)

Voting begins today, Oct. 29, and continues through Nov. 9. To vote, visit firstbook.org/vote.

The winning title will be announced on Nov. 15 at Martha's Table in Washington, D.C, a local nonprofit dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless and low-income children. It was at Martha's Table that First Book was born; the idea came to Zimmer when she and some colleagues were volunteering there 20 years ago and realized that the children they were working with had no books of their own at home. Children at the program will receive their very own copies of the winning title.

In addition, copies of all ten books will be available as a special anniversary collection to all of the 40,000 schools and programs that make up the First Book network.

Anyone who works with kids in need is eligible to get books from First Book. In addition to the First Book Marketplace, where over 3,000 titles are available at low cost, First Book also regularly distributes large quantities of brand-new books donated by publishers, free of charge.

To sign up, visit First Book on the web.

About First Book
First Book has distributed almost 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information, please visit us online or follow our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Brian Minter
bminter@firstbook.org
202-639-0115

SOURCE First Book

Web Site: http://www.firstbook.org










Wedding Photo of the Month

Photograph via moctodtidderptth on Reddit.








"You Really Shouldn't Say 'I Love You' Unless You Mean It" - Jessica - Age 8


This is by a fellow traveller Ladan Lashkari.

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds: "What does love mean?"

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think...


"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."

~ Rebecca - age 8


"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."

~ Billy - age 4


"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

~ Terri - age 4


"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."

~ Danny - age 7


"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss."

~ Emily - age 8


"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."

~ Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)


"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate."

~ Nikka - age 6

(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)


"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."

~ Noelle - age 7


"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well."

~ Tommy - age 6


"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.

He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore."

~ Cindy - age 8


"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."

~ Elaine - age 5


"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."

~ Chris - age 7


"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."

~ Mary Ann - age 4


"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones." (Now THIS is love!)

~ Lauren - age 4


"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an image!)

~ Karen - age 7


"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross."

~ Mark - age 6


"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."

~ Jessica - age 8

See the rest on http://www.redsofts.com/articles/read/298/49522/What_Does_Love_Mean_See_How_48_YearOld_Kids_Describe_Love.html








Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Red Carpet Fashion Highlights at the Record Breaking Skyfall Premiere

Bond girls Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe steal the show at Skyfall royal world premiere red carpet. Kathi Urban reports.
James Bond epic Skyfall starring Daniel Craig as 007 for a third time is the TALK OF THE TOWN as it broke the previous records of any James Bond movie in the UK Box Office weekend with £20.1 million ($32.2 million) which is the biggest opening weekend for any of the 23 Bond films and second only to Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 in UK Box Office history, which took £23m in its first weekend in Britain. Skyfall has made over $78.6 million so far from 6,354 locations in 25 markets overseas.
Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. TALK OF THE TOWN is the first in West Africa to bring you the exclusive highlights on the red carpet with Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Enjoy!


The Most Extreme Tattoos in the World

Photo gallery of the most extreme tattoos in the world that will blow your mind.
( BORIS ROESSLER/AFP/Getty Images )


Click here to see all 102 photos of extreme tattoos.








Alhaji Barack Hussein Obama

An old photo of President Barack Obama and his wife First Lady Michelle Obama and a woman. Courtesy of Judy Leefe Miller.








Omotosho's Man On Ground for Colours of the Nile Film Festival

Akin Omotosho.

Nigerian-born South African actor and director Akin Omotosho's thriller Man On Ground is one of the major highlights of the Best of the Fest category at the inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012, introducing the best of African cinema to African audiences. The festival will screen 58 titles, all of which will be African, East African or Ethiopian premieres.
The Colours of the Nile International Film Festival is organized by Blue Nile Film and Television Academy and the Ethiopian Filmmakers Association.


The Best of the Fest selection will showcase critically acclaimed films dealing with Africa.

Films in competition come from Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia.




London broker Ade's investigations into his missing brother's whereabouts lead him to the townships of Johannesburg. When xenophobic riots erupt he is obliged to take refuge at his brother's boss's office-where he discovers a terrible secret.

WINNER:
Jozifest - Best Film
Africa Movie Academy Awards - Special Jury Award

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
-Toronto International Film Festival 2011
-Berlin International Film Festival 2012
-Africa International Film Festival 2011
-Dubai International Film Festival 2011

Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Ade
Fabian Adeoye Lojede as Femi
Fana Mokoena as Timothi


“We’re very proud of our lineup,” says CNIFF president Abraham Haile Biru, a two-time Best Cinematographer winner at FESPACO for Darrat (Dry Season) and Abouna (Our Father). “The titles show that a new wave of modern African cinema is coming of age; they present a new vision of the continent and its creativity.”

Biru is the founder and manager of Blue Nile Film and Television Academy, a pioneering training institute in Addis Ababa that is organizing the festival with The Ethiopian Filmmakers Association.

“We’ve got an exciting line-up,” says artistic director Alla Verlotsky, a Ukrainian-born, USA-based scholar and distributor of international cinema. “These films are daring, sophisticated, truly artistic, deeply honest and internationally accessible.”

CNIFF has three competitive selections, dedicated to features, documentaries and short films by African directors and/or produced by African countries in the last two years. 11 prizes will be awarded, including The Great Nile Award for Best Feature Film Director.

The members of the jury are New York City-based documentary filmmaker Henry Corra; French film director and screenwriter Karim Dridi; Ethiopian director Solomon Bekele Weya; and South African producer Letebele Masemola-Jones.

Alla says, “In the past African cinema gave us gems that belong not only to the African film treasury, but the film treasury of the world. One of the first restored projects of Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation was Touki Bouki by the great Djibril Diop Mambéty. Today, a conversation on film culture is impossible without mentioning the symbolism of Souleymane Cissé’s Yeelen, the poetic realism of Sarah Moldoror’s Sambizanga, and the expressionism of Ousmane Sembene’s Moolaadé. But as our line-up shows, African cinema of today is on the way to establishing a new identity, embracing digital technologies and urban culture, often living in multiple geographical locations, existing in a global context and thinking with universal references.”

Alain Gomis is the 2012 filmmaker in focus, with his film Tey, a co-production between Senegal and France, as the opening night film. American slam poet Saul Williams stars as Satche, a man who knows he’ll die in the next 24 hours. After its world premiere in competition at Berlin, The Hollywood Reporter called Tey “an unusually serene, non-Western meditation on the inevitability of death… laced with surprising moments of lightness amid the melancholy tenderness.”

To commemorate 50 years of Alger’s independence, CNIFF will host a special screening of A Trip to Algiers/Voyage a Alger, co-presented with Cinematheque Afrique.

CNIFF will also feature four non-competitive selections:

*The Best of the Fest selection will showcase critically acclaimed films dealing with Africa, like Kim Nguyen’s Berlin and Tribeca winner, Rebelle (War Witch); Mahamet-Saleh Haroun’s Cannes winner, A Screaming Man (Un homme qui crie); Mika Kaurismaki’s Miriam Makeba documentary, Mama Africa; Caroline Kamya’s multi-award-winning Imani; Akin Omotoso’s Nigerian/South Africa co-production about xenophobia, Man on Ground; and Wanuri Kahui’s science fiction short, Pumzi.

*A showcase of Ethiopian cinema, curated by Abebe Beyene of The Ethiopian Filmmakers Association;

*A homage to Senegalese cinema, co-presented with Cinematheque Afrique;

*African documentaries from Al Jazeera English;

*Location Africa, a selection of African stories set in Africa, told by non-African directors.

CNIFF is made possible with the generous support of partners The Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival; Addis Ababa Tourism Bureau; Seagull Films; and Institut Francais, as well as sponsors European Union; French Embassy; East Africa Audiovisual; Alliance Francaise; Goethe-Institut Addis Ababa; EUNIC; Egypt Air; Italian Cultural Institution; FBC; and NISCO.

For more information, visit http://www.coloursofthenile.net/.


The eight films in the feature film competition are:

Burn It Up Djassa/Le Djassa a Pris Feu (Ivory Coast),
Burn It Up Djassa, which screened in the Discovery section of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, is a journey into the ghettos of Abidjan just before the country’s civil war.

TIFF programmer Rasha Saiti called it “a raw, noir-tinged urban legend set to the cadence of slam poetry and the beat of street dance,” adding that it “signals the arrival of an exciting new artistic movement from Africa's Ivory Coast.”
Sadly debut director Lonesome Solo lost everything in the Ivorian civil war, which broke out just months afterfilming, and has been missing since earlier this year when he disappeared while travelling overland across West Africa to Europe.
Watch and embed the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wLKphVX8YI 

Fragrance of a Lemon/Lomi Sheta (Ethiopia)
World premiere:   Details to be announced. 

Grey Matter / Matière Grise (Rwanda)
Kivu Ruhorahoza’s debut film is the first feature directed by a Rwandan filmmaker living in his homeland. A self-referential film about filmmaking, Grey Matter won Best Actor for Ramadhan Bizimana and a Special Jury Mention for Best New Narrative Director at Tribeca 2011 “for its audacious and experimental approach.”
As the Tribeca jury said, “This film speaks of recent horrors and genocide with great originality. We wanted to give a special commendation to this filmmaker for his courage and vision.” 
Watch and embed the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK1mSaSdFQo.

On the Edge/Sur la Planche (Morocco)
Winner of seven international awards, On The Edge is the story of two factory workers flirting with crime in Tangiers. It’s the debut film from Moroccan writer/director Leila Kilani.
The Guardian said the film “should appeal to audiences everywhere, with bags of energy, a team of explosive young actresses and a poetic hold-up… suffused by the Arab spring.”
Watch and embed the trailer at
Otelo Burning (South Africa)
Directed by Sara Blecher, Otelo Burning was the most nominated film at the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards, where it won Best Cinematography (Lance Gewer) and Best Child Actor (Tsephang Mohlomi). 
Telling the story of a group of township teenagers who discover the joy of surfing, Otelo Burning was also named Best Film at The Cape Winelands Film Festival and won the Audience Award at CineramaBC in Brazil.
Watch and embed the trailer at

Restless City (Congo / USA)
The story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City, Andrew Dosunmu’s Restless City was an official selection at Sundance, Dubai and BFI London film festivals.
Variety called it “extraordinarily beautiful,” while The Hollywood Reporter said it was “stunning… an intense twist on the American dream.” 
Watch and embed the trailer at

The Repentant / El Taaib (Algeria)
The Repentant tells the story of an Islamic terrorist who takes advantage of a national amnesty to return to society. The winner of Label Europa Cinemas at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, it’s the latest film by multi-award-winning Algerian writer/director Merzak Allouache (Bab El-Oued City).

Virgin Margarita / Virgem Margarida (Mozambique)
In this feature film inspired by true stories, veteran documentary filmmaker Licinio Azevedo focuses on the post-independence Mozambiquan re-education camps that aimed to develop the proper revolutionary spirit in sex workers. 
TIFF programmer Rasha Saiti called it an “evocative exposé of a little-known chapter in the contemporary history of Mozambique” and a “dramatic and inspiring elegy to the insurgent spirit of women across nations, histories and cultures.”
Watch and embed the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFIAFCcpJYU.









The Rape of A Woman in An Uncompleted Building in Nigeria


This is a video of an unidentified woman being raped in an uncompleted building at an unknown location in Nigeria sent to Nigerians Report yesterday Monday October 29, 2012, to expose the rapists whose faces are clearly shown and their voices are audible. The dialect is similar to the native dialect of people from Edo State in south southern Nigeria.

The adults only video is on Kisses 'n' Roses.
View the video and see if you can identify the rapists?
PS: THE VIDEO HAS BEEN REMOVED BY GOOGLE FOR BEING TOO OFFENSIVE.
But the cases of brutal rapes have worsened in Nigeria with three girls raped to death in three different states in Nigeria.

LATEST NEWS ON RAPE IN NIGERIA:

She Was Drugged, Raped and Fired from Nigerian Air Force for Speaking Out.

*Detained in cell with lunatic, chained to hospital bed
*Starved for days to make me not expose my Air officer-rapist
By Egufe Yafugorhi
 http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/how-i-was-drugged-raped-fired-from-air-force/ 

11-year-old housemaid raped to death in Abia State
Controversy surrounding the death of a minor, identified as Anwulika Nathan (an 11year old girl) from Owo-Ahia Afor in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State in the house of her guardian has been reportedly causing ripples in the community.
Awnulika, the last female child of Mr. Chinenye Nathan, a civil servant in the Abia State civil service was said to be living with one of the Commissioners in the Abia State Oil Producing Areas Development Commissions (ASOPADEC) family as their house help.
It was gathered that the commissioner after raping the girl to coma rushed her to New Era Hospital, along Niger road and some distance from Amuzukwu Primary and Secondary Schools were she later died.
http://thenationonlineng.net/new/11year-old-housemaid-raped-to-death-in-abia-state/
Rapist in Nigeria Begs To Marry His 13-Year-Old Victim & Her Father Agrees

The father of a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly gang-raped by four youths has finally succumbed to the bizarre request of one of the assailants who controversially sought the hand of the victim in marriage.

Kano State Hisbah Board’s Dala Command had last month arrested four youths over the allegation that they gang-raped a 13-year-old girl (name with held) at Tudun Rubudi, Ungogo local government in Kano State. Sani Isa, Usaini Ja’afar, Jamilu Sani and Isa Musa were all found Unclad at an uncompleted building shortly after they forcefully had carnal knowledge of the girl, according to eyewitness accounts.

~ http://www.nairaland.com/2085688/rapist-begs-marry-13-year-old-victim

Sex Offenders In Lagos Now Have A Register

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Monday signed an Executive Order to provide for compulsory reporting of actual and suspected 'child abuse' and for the state to establish a Sex Offenders’ Register stating that the case of abuse of children and women would only disappear by the collective actions of all stakeholders.

~ http://huhuonline.com/index.php/more-news1/4804-sex-offenders-in-lagos-now-have-a-register

36-Year-Old Man Arrested For Raping A 9-Year-Old Girl

The Jigawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arraigned a 36-year-old man, Ahmed Sule, before a JigawaState High Court for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl in Kuden Gabas village in DutseLocal Government Area of the state.

Officers of NSCDC arrested the accused person said to be living in the same village with the victim last week after raping the girl.

The state Commandant NSCDC, Dr. Muhammad Gidado Fari, who confirmed the arrest, said the commandarraigned the suspect under Section 283 of Penal Code laws of Jigawa State.

However, the matter has been adjourned to December4. 2014.

source: http://sunnewsonline.com/new/?p=93574

Worries as ’10 girls are raped in Plateau’
on November 30, 2014
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/11/worries-10-girls-raped-plateau/#sthash.HbR7mp9f.dpuf.


13-YR-OLD GIRL’S HORROR: ‘My stepfather serially raped, impregnated me!’ - See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/11/13-yr-old-girls-horror-stepfather-serially-raped-impregnated/#sthash.5tFLU6mg.dpuf.

How DPO raped me in detention—Sales girl


BY EVELYN USMAN & ESTHER ONYEGBULA LAGOS — Trouble is brewing at a police division, Lagos Island following claims by a mother of two that she was raped by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, while in detention at the station. - See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/04/dpo-raped-detention-sales-girl/#sthash.QgSoHObT.dpuf

It is believed that there are 181 rape cases within six months in Lagos State alone. Compared to other states of the federation (36-state structure and FCT Abuja), one can easily imagine the number of rape cases which in totality could be alarming.

Recently, Edo State Police Command paraded 50 suspects for various criminal activities including being members of deadly secret cults, armed robbery and so on. Out of the 50 for an example, 12 were held for rape and defilement of underage children. Among them are suspects above 65 years who are to be arraigned in court.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/03/sexual-predators-prowl/#sthash.b9XWIHOI.dpuf

It is believed that there are 181 rape cases within six months in Lagos State alone. Compared to other states of the federation (36-state structure and FCT Abuja), one can easily imagine the number of rape cases which in totality could be alarming.
Recently, Edo State Police Command paraded 50 suspects for various criminal activities including being members of deadly secret cults, armed robbery and so on. Out of the 50 for an example, 12 were held for rape and defilement of underage children. Among them are suspects above 65 years who are to be arraigned in court.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/03/sexual-predators-prowl/#sthash.b9XWIHOI.dpuf
It is believed that there are 181 rape cases within six months in Lagos State alone. Compared to other states of the federation (36-state structure and FCT Abuja), one can easily imagine the number of rape cases which in totality could be alarming.
Recently, Edo State Police Command paraded 50 suspects for various criminal activities including being members of deadly secret cults, armed robbery and so on. Out of the 50 for an example, 12 were held for rape and defilement of underage children. Among them are suspects above 65 years who are to be arraigned in court.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/03/sexual-predators-prowl/#sthash.b9XWIHOI.dpuf

OAU Student Brutally Molested To Death In Benin City

A young university student of Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ife, studying mass communication was brutally Molested to death when she went to visit a friend in Benin city Edo State.
Watch the sad story in the video on
http://ireporterstv.co/ir_fullvideo/lady-brutally-Molested-to-death-in-benin-city-the-full-story/.

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    Any forced act of sex is RAPE, no matter how you want to make silly excuses that no girl or woman agrees to have sex without persuasion.
    Any boy or man who has forced any girl or woman to have sex with him is a RAPIST and should be seen as one and not allowed to escape from paying for his heinous crime.
    We must expose and disgrace these brutes in every community in the society to deter others from committing same crimes.

    The National Assembly in Nigeria is about to pass a bill to deal with rape.
    “Any man convicted of rape is liable to life imprisonment. Persons convicted of gang-raping any victim shall be liable, jointly and severally, to a minimum of 20 years imprisonment without an option of fine; where the offender is less than 14 years, he shall be liable to a maximum of 14 years imprisonment and a minimum of 12 years, without an option of fine.”

    But to me, life imprisonment is not enough. I want castration with life imprisonment and capital punishment for severe cases of rape where the victims are maimed or murdered.

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Omoni Oboli, the Nollywood Actress with the Best Public Relations

Omoni Oboli
Omoni Oboli, the Nollywood actress with the million dollar smile.

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moni Oboli has been rated the Nollywood actress with the best public relations and from informed knowledge, her husband Nnamdi is the secret behind her superb public relations and they have been married for 12 years and still waxing stronger as the most solid celebrity couple in Nollywood. She has also acknowledged the exemplary role of her husband in her successful professional life.

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